Part: 1 Resources 14 to 19 (of 101)
Part 1: Use Your Military Benefits to Pay for School
Part 2: Scholarships, Federal Student Aid, Navigating the “New GI Bill®, and VA Quick Links
Part 3: Making Career and Education Decisions
Part 4: Making the Transition from Military Service to School
Your military service may have earned you college credit. Many schools and colleges award military students credit towards a degree based on training, coursework, and occupational specialty. (U.S. Veterans’ Magazine.)
Below you may find information that can help you make the most of your military experience. If you need help, be sure to reach out to a military-friendly college like Trident to ask questions. We love to serve those who have served our country!
14. The American Council on Education
“The American Council on Education (ACE) was created in 1942 to determine the educational value of military training and experience. You can obtain academic credit for training you have received, including Basic Training.” – U.S. Veterans’ Magazine. Visit the http://www.acenet.edu/higher-education/topics/Pages/College-Credit-for-Military-Service.aspx website to see how much credit you may have already earned.
15. Army Credits for College
“The Army uses the AARTS system, which automatically captures your academic credits from military training and standardized tests.” – U.S. Veterans’ Magazine. To learn more, visit: https://www.goarmyed.com/public/public_programs_services-aarts_transcripts.aspx.
16. Navy and Marines Credits for College
“The Navy and Marine Corps use the SMART system. This system automatically captures your training, experience, and standardized test scores.” – U.S. Veterans’ Magazine. To learn more, visit: https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/jst_info.aspx.
17. Air Force Credits for College
“The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) automatically captures your training, experience and standardized test scores.” – U.S. Veterans’ Magazine. To learn more, visit: http://www.au.af.mil/au/barnes/ccaf/transcripts.asp.
18. Coast Guard Credits for College
“The Coast Guard Institute (CGI) requires each service member to submit documentation of all training (except correspondence course records), along with an enrollment form, to receive a transcript.” – U.S. Veterans’ Magazine. To learn more, visit: http://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/FORCECOM-UNITS/ETQC/Voluntary-Education/Active-Duty/.
19. Veteran Credits for College
“Under most circumstances, Veterans are eligible to use their former service branch’s transcript program. However if you are not eligible for AARTS, SMART, CCAF, or the CGI, you will need to fill out form DD-295 and provide your DD-214 Discharge Document to receive credit for your experience.” – U.S. Veterans’ Magazine. To learn more, visit: http://www.dd214.us/.